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December 3, 2019, 1pm PST
The Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan has attracted so much attention for its changes to single-family zoning, the inclusionary zoning recommended by the plan has flown under the radar.
StarTribune
December 2, 2019, 10am PST
PBS NewsHour devoted a ten-minute news segment to the subject of the avant-garde of urban planning: the Minneapolis 2040 comprehensive plan.
PBS NewsHour
November 30, 2019, 5am PST
Rental prices dropped in Minneapolis and St. Paul in October 2019, but it's too soon to infer lessons from the change in the market.
Pioneer Press
November 11, 2019, 2pm PST
The end of single-family zoning, a key component of a comprehensive plan adopted last year in Minneapolis, has now been set in code.
StarTribune
November 8, 2019, 7am PST
In 2017, Metro Transit in the Twin Cities raised fares but also started a program for low-income riders to help ease the burden of travel costs.
Pioneer Press
October 30, 2019, 7am PDT
In the Twin Cities, traffic engineers are reconsidering traffic congestion on four-lane arterials in the face of unrelenting tragedy on these car-centric corridors. Road diets, designed for safety, are now a more tenable proposition.
MinnPost
October 29, 2019, 11am PDT
The annual "City Fiscal Conditions" report by the National League of Cities delivers a warning signal about the state of the economy.
Route Fifty
October 28, 2019, 12pm PDT
Rochester, the third-most-populous city in Minnesota and birthplace of the Mayo Clinic, has approved a plan to build bus rapid transit.
KTTC
October 17, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of Minneapolis approved an interim inclusionary zoning measure in December 2018, but very few projects were subject to the policy. Supporters and opponents of the policy are sparring over the policy's future.
MinnPost
October 16, 2019, 12pm PDT
Minneapolis and St. Paul are celebrating their newfound local control on matters of traffic safety be reconsidering the speed limits on city-owned streets and roads.
MinnPost
October 14, 2019, 6am PDT
Like the curb cut effect achieved by the Americans With Disabilities Act, which benefitted a much larger cross-section of the population than the legislation originally intended, gender mainstreaming could multiply benefits in the public realm.
MinnPost
October 8, 2019, 8am PDT
Even as density increases in Minneapolis, affordable housing is not going to be accessible to the people who need it, according to an article by James S. Russell.
Architectural Record
October 4, 2019, 2pm PDT
The report “Pathways to Decarbonizing Transportation in Minnesota” also calls for a greater adoption of biofuels and actions to decrease vehicle miles traveled.
Transport Topics
October 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
Offering multiple, non-automobile options for transportation in one place is the idea behind mobility hubs. The city of Minneapolis is now testing the concept at four locations.
Star Tribune
October 1, 2019, 5am PDT
Pedestrian malls, a common urban design goal of the 1960s and 1970s have so fallen out of fashion that failed examples from history are cited as boogeyman like "bridges to nowhere" and "big digs."
Curbed
September 20, 2019, 11am PDT
The schedule for the Neighborhoods 2020 initiative in Minneapolis has been pushed as neighborhood organizations have pushed back on the city's efforts to remake the system in a more representative form.
MinnPost
September 18, 2019, 7am PDT
A report on how to implement Vision Zero traffic safety improvements in the city of Minneapolis included an ambitious menu of options, including lower speed limits citywide.
Star Tribune
September 12, 2019, 9am PDT
Surveying the history of neighborhood rebranding in Minneapolis is like taking a tour of post-recession redevelopment.
MinnPost
September 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
Planners are giving shape to one of the potentially controversial aspects of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
MinnPost
August 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
Homeless and working class riders won't have the shelter and mobility offered by Green Line trains in the Twin Cities, as Metro Transit cuts overnight service.
Star Tribune